I’m so #crown
The miserable ones are the ones where all the girls auditioning are in the same room. There’s no talking in those rooms. I’ve tried. Yesterday I had to do an interview. I was in a horrible mood. I couldn’t think of basic words. I could see my publicist in the background, mouthing things to say. They want you to be likable all the time, and I’m just not.
My brother was in a sociology class that was polled about allowing boys to plays with Barbies which prompted a student to reply, “Well, you don’t wanna turn him GAY!”, which prompted this week’s Let’s Talk Tuesday!
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My little kindergarten-aged nephew absolutely loves glittery and shiny things. His parents do what they can to give him shiny “boy” toys, but they absolutely refuse to get him “girl” toys, much less shop in the girls’ department for clothing with sparkles on it.
Since they live so far away, I don’t get to see them often, but when I do, I try to encourage him to go for what HE wants, regardless of if it’s “for” boys or girls.
That said, just being an aunt, and a bit of a family outcast, I still feel as if I need to be careful about what I say and how I talk to the kids. I’ve talked to my sister about this before, and she’s adamantly against letting him play with, wear, or have products with glitter designated “for girls”.
(Though, if I had found those Crayola sparkle crayons before his birthday, I would have sent them with the coloring book, mermaids on the package or not. Might still pick up a package to keep on hand for when they’re in town.)
Because he’s a boy with a taste for glitter and shiny things that marketers almost exclusively designate for girls means that he’s already denied the ability to be himself by these BS gender roles. It makes me sad for him right now, and a little afraid of what will happen to him as he gets older.
He’ll have at least one aunt there to support him, no matter what happens.
It’s ridiculous. It’s a good example of how this society is just as damaging for boys as it is for girls.
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Friggin A, they are soo adorable and fun to watch! Always making me smile!
my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death